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Quiet work

Quiet work

Keeping watch. Every hour that we travel on the National Geographic Explorer there is at least one person on constant watch. Often, watchmen find wildlife that will delight everyone on board. More often, they silently search for hazards and therefore help to keep us safe. This quiet work is essential to our well-being, and many…

Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring

Wrapping up a great week here and wanted to say thanks with a silly selfie from Qassiarsuk, Greenland. Welcome to our new followers and a shout out to the communities who helped us share faces and places this week: @whoamagwhoa (you want to know about these women), @ilovegreenland (featuring fab takeovers!), and @lindbladexp (who fuels so,…

Thankful

Thankful

Giving thanks for all we have received on this journey. Gifts from the land. The generosity of strangers. Enduring friendships born of unlikely circumstances. Here, the community of Pond Inlet prepares caribou, walrus, narwhal, and arctic char for a community feast. May there be feasts of many kinds! #meetthenorth #thanksgiving #americanthanksgiving #feast #nunavut #nunavummiut #lifeupnorth…

Light shines on

Light shines on

Yoko Ono: Post 2 of 2. Out at the island of Videy, we walk to the Imagine Peace Tower. A local choir is sings until Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon arrive. Yoko says a few words, then calls out “I love you!” A few call back, “We love you!” Then we hear John Lennon’s voice…

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

It’s been six months since I boarded the first of many airplanes to explore the first of many communities for #meetthenorth. I’d recently been sponsored by Lindblad-Expeditions-National Geographic and joined their community of curious, engaged travelers. I was given a mission: travel the north, listen to its stories, and share. The work has just begun,…